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Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle
In this adaptation of Washington Irving's beloved story, acclaimed painter Thomas Locker takes one of America's favorite legends and weaves in the beauty of the rugged Catskill Mountains.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Fulcrum Publishing
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It's my goal to collect all of Thomas Locker's books since he is such a gifted artist and the pictures are magical. This story is rather a sad one about an idle man whose negligence leaves his family in poverty. He goes to the woods to hunt and get away from his nagging wife, when he stumbles upon a group of old men, the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew. He drinks their brew and falls asleep for 20 years, only to wake up and find that his wife has died and all he's known is vastly changed. He goes ...more